Counselors are available to assist students and provide services in the following areas:
- Academic counseling to clarify educational goals and develop educational plans
- Career counseling and assessment to explore interests, skills, values, work attitudes and personality traits related to the career decision making process
- Personal counseling to uncover factors serving as barriers to future success and strategies to overcome them
- Information on satisfying requirements necessary for transferring to four-year public, private and out-of-state colleges and universities
- Vocational rehabilitation for students with disabilities
- Academic and progress probation counseling
- Veterans counseling and educational planning services
To schedule an appointment, call or visit our office, or schedule an appointment using our online appointment system.
Counseling Department Mission Statement
Contra Costa College counselors embrace the belief that every human being is unique and capable of growth. To this end, it is our commitment to assist students with planning and decisions which affect their educational, career and personal goals. It is our aim to provide this assistance in a confidential, positive, and supportive environment in which students feel free to voice their ideas and issues related to pursuing their goals. It is our intent, as well as our responsibility to respect the dignity and diverse needs of each student, and to encourage growth and development in the best interest of each student. Finally, we strive to provide appropriate support and instructor which empowers students to achieve their goals.
Spring 2017 Counseling Hours
Drop-ins Only: January 23rd– February 3rd
**Appointments will not be made during this time, expect for Financial Aid appeals, Reinstatement, Veterans and Kennedy King.
Friday Extended Hours on January 27th & February 3rd: 8:30am-1:00pm
Hours Resume: February 6th-May 26th
Need an appointment? Schedule appointments starting January 30th, appointments begin February 5th. Book on-line, in person at SSC-108 or call the Counseling Department.
VETERANS & STUDENT ATHLETES: Please book an appointment with a Veteran or Athletic Counselor by phone, online or in person.
Important Appointment Information
Drop-in appointments are available daily for quick questions and emergency problem solving. Please keep in mind that drop-ins are limited to 15 minutes, so it is best to book an appointment for most of your counseling needs.
Financial aid appeals, reinstatements, and full educational plans REQUIRE appointments. Please do not plan to drop in for any of these matters.
EOPS, DSPS and CalWORKS students: please book your appointments with each department, as general counseling does not manage these programs’ schedules. For quick questions, you can always drop-in to see a general counselor, but it is best to meet with a counselor designated to your program.
Veterans: When calling to book an appointment for VA Ed-Planning/GI Bill inquiries, please specify that you are a veteran. Veteran appointments are available in the Veteran Corner (next to Admissions) on Mondays from 8am-12pm and Thursdays from 8am-10am. Drop-in counseling hours for veterans are also in the Veteran Corner on Tuesdays from 10am-11am.
Attention New Students!
Please review the Steps to Success for detailed information on starting your educational path. After applying and receiving a student ID number (and applying for financial aid if applicable), you must first complete an assessment test in English and math before registering for COUNS-108 Introduction to college.
This course will prepare you for college and help you with your educational planning and academic goals. You may contact the Counseling Center or Assessment Center for a test appointment or schedule online.
Registering for COUNS-108 courses is done through InSite/WebAdvisor. It is a Pass/No Pass class taken for .3 units. It is highly recommended to take COUNS-108 before the semester you plan to register for classes. For example, if enrolling for Fall courses, you will need to apply for the Summer term in order to register for COUNS-108 during the Summer. Completing COUNS 108 early will also get you an earlier registration date for classes.